This project is in response to an open call for proposals for a new cricket pavilion for historic and beautiful Lake District village of Coniston. Situated on the bank of Lake Coniston and in the shadow of the 2634 ft. peak ‘The Old Man of Coniston’, the site offers an exciting and challenging opportunity.
Environmental and social-cultural sustainability were prioritised through the design and procurement strategy. This includes showcasing traditional rural skills like dry stone walling, carpentry and metalwork, and using local craftspeople, materials and resources. The design aims to save time on site, reduce the carbon emissions and local disruption, and involve the wider community as active and valuable participants in the project.
“The building has been designed from first principles, to reduce environmental impact, minimise running costs and achieve robust sustainability”.
A strong strategic factor for the project was to include for addition revenue sources. As a community owned and operated resource, it is important to consider a diverse range of uses and optimise the project strategy so that it is economically sustainable for the community.
Our strategy proposed The Hoggest; a bunk barn is proposed to be included in the pavilion, offering a low-maintenance source of income to the club. Located in the loft space above the changing rooms, this accommodation is available to all who visit to enjoy the Cumbrian landscape and local culture.